Tag Archives: the Messiah

Expectations; December 11, 2022


Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. This was of course … Continue reading

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The Word of the Lord; December 3, 2022


Psalms 89:26 “He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.’” Passages like this naturally stoked the Jews’ expectation of a strictly human Messiah, but the Pharisees still took strong exception to Jesus … Continue reading

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To the Ends of the Earth; October 27, 2022


Isaiah 49:6 He says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the … Continue reading

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The Shadow of Death; October 18, 2022


Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. This passage as a whole is extremely familiar, being widely referenced particularly around … Continue reading

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The Lordship of Christ; February 27, 2022


Revelation 11:15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.” … Continue reading

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The Joy of Harvest; February 5, 2021


Isaiah 9:3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder. It is somehow significant that in a Scripture reading list based on … Continue reading

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Yeshua the Messiah; June 21, 2020


Isaiah 53:5-6 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of … Continue reading

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Zion; August 20, 2019


Psalm 84:5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. The NIV translators flat chickened out and yielded to political correctness in this verse. The Japanese, in line with the Hebrew I am … Continue reading

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April 25, 2015


Psalm 130:7-8 O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins. At the time this was written, probably no … Continue reading

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August 30, 2014


Malachi 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. Even though this passage is part of the libretto for The … Continue reading

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